Systemic Supports for Refugee Students
Throughout my career of over 30 years, I have had a heart for students who struggle to learn. I have removed barriers, and employed multiple strategies to empower students to learn, achieve, and live a purposeful life. Informed by research, and collaborative work with colleagues, school authorities, and immigrant serving agencies, I have developed a framework for a systemic approach to education supports for refugee and newcomer students. Newcomers arrive with resilience, strengths, and incredible drive to succeed. By implementing promising practices at the classroom, school, district, and human level, I believe we can empower newcomers to acquire language skills, develop their strengths, and chart a path to achievement and contribution.